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Pieter Huizing

Senior Associate


Huizing Pieter
Pieter Huizing

Senior Associate


Pieter Huizing is a senior associate in the competition law department of Allen & Overy LLP in Amsterdam. He focuses on various aspects of competition law and regulatory affairs. He regularly represents clients in proceedings before competition and regulatory authorities and courts. Pieter has extensive experience in merger control proceedings, cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, private litigation, general competition guidance and compliance.

Pieter has specific expertise in competition law and regulation in the aviation sector. He advises clients on aviation regulatory matters such as ownership restrictions, slots, airport tariffs and access conditions, distribution and air passenger rights. He also regularly acts for airlines and other aviation companies in merger control and antitrust proceedings.

While spending most of his time in Amsterdam, Pieter has also worked at the competition departments of the Washington D.C. and London offices of Allen & Overy and conducted several secondments at clients and at the Dutch competition authority.

Pieter is a University of Groningen graduate, where he received a cum laude LL.M. degree in Economics and Business Law, a cum laude LL.M. degree in International Law, and a cum laude M.A. degree in International Relations. He obtained a postgraduate diploma in EU Competition Law at King's College London in 2014. In March 2021, he obtained a PhD at Leiden University focusing on the parallel public enforcement of international cartels. Pieter regularly publishes in Dutch and international journals on competition law and is a guest lecturer at Nyenrode University and Leiden University.

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Publications: 26 NOVEMBER 2021

The Telecommunications (Security) Act: some finality at last

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Publications: 26 NOVEMBER 2021

Antitrust in focus - November 2021

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Overview of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2020

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Proposed Amendments to the Anti-Monopoly Law: China further confirms its intention to strengthen its antitrust rules

China has made no secret that it intends to reinforce its antitrust regime. Multiple guidelines have been recently issued and enforcement mainly (but not only) against internet companies has…

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LLM International Economic and Business Law, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

LLM International Law, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

MA International Relations, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Postgraduate diploma in EU Competition Law, King's College London

PhD in competition law, Leiden University